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Maeander
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(Μαίανδρος; Maíandros).

[German version]

[1] God of the homonymous river

God of the homonymous river M. [2] that flows into the sea in the Bay of Miletus; son of Oceanus and Tethys (Hes. Theog. 339); furthermore, father of Samia and Cyane, who bears Miletus the twins Byblis and Caunus [1] (Ov. Met. 9,450ff.). The sons of M. are, among others, Calamus [1] (Nonnus, Dion. 11,464ff.) and Marsyas [1].

[German version]

[2] River in south-western Asia Minor

Longest river in sou…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle) and Blümel, Wolfgang (Cologne), “Maeander”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e718050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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